The colours of the trees this week are vibrant and intense — set against an unending blue sky.  I decided to attack them with bold brush strokes from my flat brush, using some pure pigment. First I faced one way down a street near my house, then I turned the car around and looked the other way at an empty lot.


10 Comments on “U-turn”

  1. Chris Rusk says:

    Love the depth of the street view and the clear simplicity of it.

    You make it look so easy, yet there is so much said.

  2. Joanna says:

    I really like the ways you’ve drawn the rough border in, not sure why, but I like itxx

  3. Ross says:

    I love these… so simple, so un-fussy and obviously so quick. But as always, the values are just right and the colours sing. And you are back to the car studio… has it got that cold there?

    • Thanks Ross. It’s really warm here. In fact we are having some incredible weather. Blue skies and 20° days for weeks on end. I guess that must be like your winters : ) But this street wasn’t one where I could really find a spot to sit so I stayed in the car.

  4. carola says:

    Yes, wonderful simplicity! I really like those dark notes on the light grass and the bright green ones on the dark bushes in the background.

  5. Lee Kline says:

    It is a wonderful idea – to turn around and take a good look at where you have been.

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